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BY JOSH LANDER
ANCHOR LAUREN GORES


Head Coach Mike Brown is out in Los Angeles. The Lakers coach was fired Friday afternoon. USA Today’s Sam Amick broke the story saying—


“Mike Brown has been fired by the Los Angeles Lakers, according to his agent … The Lakers are off to a 1-4 start...[they] have the highest payroll in the league, coming in just over $100 million, and are also off to the worst start in the Western Conference.”

A writer for OpposingViews.com wrote an article just hours before Mike Brown was reported fired discussing why he thought Brown would lose his job. He says Brown was the perfect candidate to take the fall for the Lakers poor start.

“Folks don’t like his awkward-looking offense. They can’t believe that he is overseeing this terrible of a defense. And his inherently goofy persona just makes him seem like a readymade punching bag for those who are frustrated with this team’s lack of progress.”

Brown’s firing in itself isn’t even the real story. It’s the fact that— according to owner Jerry Buss as of early Friday morning— Brown’s job was safe. As the boys on the Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio say, if you’re gonna fire the guy, just do it.

“Was there something that happened in 24 hours or was it just these guys sat around and said you know what it’s not gonna work? And I respect organizations that say collectively we know this is not going to work so what’s the point of dragging this out any longer?”

So who’s next for the Lakers? With a lot of former coach’s names floating around, including former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and even the Zen Master Phil Jackson, former New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni seems to have risen to the top of the list.

A writer for RantSports.com asks “why would you give the reigns of an awful defensive team to one of the worst defensive head coaches?”

“You can complain about the offense all you want but the defense is the real negative right now. Bringing in a guy who has never coached good defense in his life is not going to help matters. If this ends up being the choice, I expect a lot of angry Lakers fans.”

For now, the Lakers say assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff will take over as the team plays Golden State Friday night.
 

 

Mike Brown Out As Lakers Head Coach

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Nov 9, 2012

Mike Brown Out As Lakers Head Coach

(Image Source - KABC)

BY JOSH LANDER
ANCHOR LAUREN GORES


Head Coach Mike Brown is out in Los Angeles. The Lakers coach was fired Friday afternoon. USA Today’s Sam Amick broke the story saying—


“Mike Brown has been fired by the Los Angeles Lakers, according to his agent … The Lakers are off to a 1-4 start...[they] have the highest payroll in the league, coming in just over $100 million, and are also off to the worst start in the Western Conference.”

A writer for OpposingViews.com wrote an article just hours before Mike Brown was reported fired discussing why he thought Brown would lose his job. He says Brown was the perfect candidate to take the fall for the Lakers poor start.

“Folks don’t like his awkward-looking offense. They can’t believe that he is overseeing this terrible of a defense. And his inherently goofy persona just makes him seem like a readymade punching bag for those who are frustrated with this team’s lack of progress.”

Brown’s firing in itself isn’t even the real story. It’s the fact that— according to owner Jerry Buss as of early Friday morning— Brown’s job was safe. As the boys on the Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio say, if you’re gonna fire the guy, just do it.

“Was there something that happened in 24 hours or was it just these guys sat around and said you know what it’s not gonna work? And I respect organizations that say collectively we know this is not going to work so what’s the point of dragging this out any longer?”

So who’s next for the Lakers? With a lot of former coach’s names floating around, including former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and even the Zen Master Phil Jackson, former New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni seems to have risen to the top of the list.

A writer for RantSports.com asks “why would you give the reigns of an awful defensive team to one of the worst defensive head coaches?”

“You can complain about the offense all you want but the defense is the real negative right now. Bringing in a guy who has never coached good defense in his life is not going to help matters. If this ends up being the choice, I expect a lot of angry Lakers fans.”

For now, the Lakers say assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff will take over as the team plays Golden State Friday night.
 

 

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